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What Happens Over Time to Children with Developmental Delay?

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What Happens Over Time to Children with Developmental Delay?

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Reviewed by: My Child Without Limits Advisory Committee September 2009 Many developmental delays can be treated early so that by the time a child is in school, he or she has caught up to his or her peers. However, since many delays are not diagnosed until a child is in school, this creates a greater impact on the child since the window for early intervention has been lost. Even if the delay, in fact, is the first sign or symptom of a disability, early identification and treatment, most often, will minimize the problem and maximize the child’s potential. Once a child is diagnosed and a proper treatment plan is in place, many children are still able to overcome the impact of their developmental delays. Sometimes problems do persist into adulthood, especially if the child has a life-long disability such as Down syndrome. In that case, many times the milestones can be adapted to reflect what should be happening at different stages with a particular individual. Generally, children who are d

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